October 18, 2008
I installed Kubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) Beta on one of my Workstations at work this week and I had really problems to get into the internet. Why? We have a PAC (proxy auto-config) script for our proxies and that PAC is reachable under
http://pac.companyname.local (You put that into your Browser.). The problem with this setup is that somehow Kubuntu has problems resolving the
.local DNS Zones. I did following as a workaround:
$ sudo vim /etc/nsswitch.conf
hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4
hosts: files dns
I hope Google helps others to find this post fast, so they don’t need to search that long for a workaround.